Campus News

Finalists for College of Pharmacy dean to visit

Four finalists for the position of dean of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy will visit campus this month to meet with members of the university community.

A committee chaired by Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, Herman E. Talmadge Chair and dean of the School of Law, conducted a national search to identify the finalists. The committee was assisted by the UGA Search Group in Human Resources.

The finalists, as well as the dates, times and location of their public presentations, are:

  • Elizabeth “Liz” Topp, professor in the department of industrial and physical pharmacy at Purdue University, April 16 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 101 of Pharmacy South.
  • Kelly M. Smith, professor and associate dean for academic and student affairs at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, April 18 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 101 of Pharmacy South.
  • Betsy Sleath, George H. Cocolas Distinguished Professor and chair of the division of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy, April 25 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 201 of Pharmacy South.
  • Cynthia Carnes, professor and senior associate dean for graduate and research studies at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, April 30 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 120 of the R.C. Wilson Pharmacy Building.

The CVs of the finalists, along with their full campus visit itineraries and candidate feedback forms, are available at

About the UGA College of Pharmacy
Founded in 1903, the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy encompasses a broad range of research, training, clinical and administrative activities. The main college is located in Athens with extended campuses in Albany, Augusta, Savannah and Gwinnett. It offers a professional degree program leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, several postgraduate residency training programs, a B.S. program in the pharmaceutical sciences, as well as various certificates, M.S. and Ph.D. programs in the pharmaceutical, clinical and regulatory sciences. For more information, see